Hackers rake in $100000 from companies by making fake DDoS threats

A hacker group claiming to be the Armada Collective, known for its extortion rackets, has taken cybercrime to new levels. The hacker group has duped companies into paying $100,000 (£68,628) by sending them emails with fake threats of launching a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. In just two months,…

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Men who used fake identities wanted by police

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans POLICE have stepped up the hunt for two men who were using fake identity cards around Europe and wiring money to relatives of the Paris attacks ringleader. It was discovered the men, who disguised themselves as Samir Bouzid and Soufiane Kayal,…

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Popular Navigation App hijacked with Fake Bots to Cause Traffic Jam

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Beware! Hackers can cause Traffic jams with just a navigation Smartphone application. Two Israeli students were assigned by college to hack Google-owned Waze GPS app, an Israeli-made Smartphone app that provides directions and alerts drivers to traffic and accidents.Shir Yadid and…

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Report: Iran-based hackers spy using fake LinkedIn profiles

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Washington (CNN)A group of suspected Iranian hackers are using a sophisticated network of fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on unsuspecting targets worldwide — including the U.S. — according to a new report. The fake personas fell into two groups: one set…

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Cuomo to college students: fake IDs pose identity theft risk

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning college students about the risks of buying fake IDs online. Cuomo says state investigators have discovered “dozens” of cases of identity theft that occurred after the victim tried to purchase…

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News from DEF CON 23: fake deaths, DHS and Tesla court hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans DEF CON wraps up its 23rd year in Las Vegas today, and the first wave of news reports show the notorious hacker conference’s non-technical and sensational talks grabbing the first round of headlines. As closing ceremonies wrap up, media reports about…

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Five arrested for allegedly using fake credit cards

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans CARTERET – Five people — four from Florida and one from New York — who were allegedly involved in using fake credit cards to make purchases at local stores have been arrested by police. Detectives believe the five were using stolen…

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Three get prison time for fake credit card scam in Missouri and Illinois

ST. LOUIS • Three men who traveled Missouri and Illinois using credit cards embedded with information stolen in an online security breach were sentenced to federal prison Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Israel Olivas Jr., Carlos Alonso Serna Jr. and […] For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net…

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